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Highway (Marathi)

Umesh captures the everyday humour, the chaos and din, makes canny observations about human behaviour and lays bare an entire social panorama.

Highway (Marathi)
Highway (Marathi)
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Starring: Girish Kulkarni, Renuka Shahane, Huma Qureshi, Tisca Chopra, Mukta Barve, Kishore Kadam
Directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Rating: ***

From the humble interiors of Maharashtra in Valu, Vihir and Deool, director Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni moves on to a definitive symbol of modernity and advancement—the Mumbai-Pune Expressway—in his latest film, Highway. However, in crossing over from the rural to the urban, Umesh’s cinematic flair remains unscathed; in fact, it grows more ambitious. His nimble play with images and sound is evident in the opening sequence itself. The camera rushes along in a chawl with one of the characters, moves out to the streets and then fra­­mes him against the backdrop of the tattered chawl with a spanking highrise looming fiendishly behind. Mumbai’s disparities summed up succinctly and without quite stating anything.

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